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                                Neil Patrick Harris, left, stars as the title role in the 1989 sitcom “Doogie Howser, M.D.,” with Alan Fudge, center, and Lawrence Pressman.

Hawaii theme planned for ‘Doogie Howser’ reboot

Hawaii theme planned for ‘Doogie Howser’ reboot

Things We Love

COURTESY JEAN SCHNAAK The Loving Heart Collection by Jean Schnaak includes the signature Loving Heart Pin, which make handsome gifts for a partner.
Things We Love – Feb. 2, 2020

A shortlist of newly discovered stuff you have got to see, hear, wear, use or eat, written by staffers from the Star-Advertiser. Read more

She Speaks

                                The Backstreet Boys performed at the Neal Blaisdell Arena for their “DNA World Tour.”
She Speaks: Will Hawaii concertgoers ever get to see today’s popular music stars?

In recent years, we’ve seen plenty of ’90s-era performers announcing shows in Hawaii. Wouldn’t it be refreshing if performers at the height of their success — such as Adele, Beyonce, Ed Sheeran, Lady Gaga, Lizzo, Maroon 5, Shawn Mendes, just to name a few — announced concerts in Hawaii? Read more

In the Lineup

In the Lineup: Ownership aside, Tonggs sea wall belongs to surfers

Nowadays, I also get glares from vacation renters in the waterfront houses. ­Every time I walk the wall I miss the warm, neighborly local families who lived here before. Read more

Five-0 Redux

                                After Danny “Danno” Williams (Scott Caan) is abducted and badly wounded by Wo Fat’s (Mark Dacascos) wife, Daiyu Mei (Eugenia Yuan), who is after the cipher Steve McGarrett’s (Alex O’Loughlin) mother left him, McGarrett finally solves the case his father (William Sadler) left for him 10 years ago.
Five-0 Redux: McGarrett says aloha after solving last case in ‘Hawaii Five-0’ series finale

The episode circles back to the very first case the police detective investigated and reconnects him to his biggest nemesis, Wo Fat. Read more

On the Scene

                                Louis Solywoda says being “in therapy for years” was what freed him to pursue careers as a photographer, model and singer/songwriter — and most recently to national fame auditioning for “American Idol” on March 8.
On the Scene: Hawaii’s Louis Solywoda shares his experience on ‘American Idol’

Louis Solywoda says being “in therapy for years” was what freed him to pursue careers as a photographer, model and singer/songwriter — and most recently to national fame auditioning for “American Idol” on March 8. Read more

Garden Party

Hawaii Kai duo grow an oasis that benefits the body and soul

The garden keeps them busy but provides plenty of benefits for this engaging couple. Read more

Hawaii Gardens

                                Macadamia nut trees have fragrant ower stalks.
Hawaii Gardens: Fruit trees can offer bounty to be shared with ohana

One goal for sustainability is planting a fruit tree in every yard. Or even on your apartment lanai. Read more


                                Jeff Chung is general manager of KBFD TV, which televises Korean dramas with English subtitles. Reach him at 521-8066 or
K-Drama: For her safety, The King avoids Oknyo on ‘Flower in Prison’

This week’s synopses of Korean dramas televised on KBFD TV. Read more

                                Natalie Wood died on or near her yacht, the Splendour, while on a weekend outing to Catalina island. The boat spent its last 24 years in Hawaii.
Rearview Mirror: How Natalie Wood’s yacht reached Hawaii and more

This week I thought I’d respond to several questions readers have asked me. One is about the boat that Natalie Wood died on or near, which ended up in Hawaii. Read more


Benefit seeks to help Kauai lifeguards save more lives

Ticket sales for the Ocean Safety Bureau and the Kauai Lifeguard Association’s fifth annual fundraiser on July 27, have been slower than usual. Read more

Show Biz

                                Entertainer Cathy Foy made dinner very special for Kapolei High School junior Jade Tamashiro, whose prom was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Show Biz: Entertainer Cathy Foy brings joy to junior who missed first prom

In these times of the coronavirus pandemic, there’s been an atmosphere of gloom and doom amid abundant cancellations and closures. So how about some happy news, touching and heartwarming, within our community? Read more

Wood Craft

Longtime entertainment writer Ben Wood says ‘aloha’

Longtime entertainment writer Ben Wood, approaching his 86th birthday, recalls his colorful newspaper career as he steps back from his regular column. Read more

Book Reviews

‘Hawai‘i Movie and Television Book’ chronicles local contributions

A new 2018 edition of the book adds 13 classic films, along with feature films, TV shows and documentaries released since the original version was published in 2015. Read more

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